Fe Kα Lines in MCVs
Aimee's paper on the Fe Kα line profiles from the accretion columns of magnetic CVs was accepted by MNRAS last month. The paper extends Jason Cullen's nonlinear Monte-Carlo code to predict the degree of broadening expected from lines arising from close to the white dwarf. We used a Chandra observation of GK Per in outburst for comparison, and while the relative line strengths in the model is not set by the physical conditions, the results were promising.
Read the paper (astro-ph/0704.1516)